10-8 Consulting’s 1911 Armorer’s Course

Okay, I admit a little bait and switch. This is what we WON’T be doing in the Armorer’s Course. But we WILL be fitting extractors, safeties, and working on triggers.

After our recent series of articles on the 1911, many folks have gotten the impression that I am down on the 1911 platform, but this is not the case. I have carried a 1911 on the job for better part of 13 years, and dedicated countless hours and dollars to learning about and supporting the 1911 system. I think I speak for Hilton when I say our hope is to ensure potential end users go in with both eyes open should they choose to carry a 1911 on the job, or adopt it for team or agency use.

To this end, we offer the 10-8 Consulting 1911 Armorer’s Course. This is by no means a gunsmithing course, but goes significantly further than our 1911 Operations/Diagnostics curriculum in that it covers the skills necessary to perform basic maintenance and parts replacement. Unlike factory armorer’s courses, this class gives the student a broad spectrum approach to understanding how the 1911 works and will go beyond replacing factory parts. Included in the curriculum is a full overview of the cycle of operation as it pertains to the 1911, pistol and magazine maintenance, a full limited technical inspection worksheet, extractor replacement and tuning (geometry and tension), basic trigger work, and reliability modifications. We also provide an in depth explanation of the 10-8 1911 Function Test Protocol, where it came from, what it means and what it doesn’t mean.

Students learn some of the finer points of the 1911 at a 10-8 1911 Armorer Course in Bellevue, WA.

Due to our impacted schedules, we only offer this class a few times a year, but we always have a great time meeting folks of like mind whenever we do the class. We also strive to ensure every student walks away with a properly functioning 1911 as well as a solid understanding of how to perform basic fixes by the end of class.

For more information about the 10-8 1911 Armorer’s Course, click the Events link on the menu bar above for a list of scheduled courses and information on how to sign up. Hope to see you in class!

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About Tim Lau

Tim Lau has over a decade of experience as an end user, armorer and instructor. He has worked for several well known firearms training organizations, and holds multiple firearms instructor certifications. He owns and operates 10-8 Consulting, LLC, which provides industry consulting services as well as marksmanship and specialized firearms training to qualified civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.

One thought on “10-8 Consulting’s 1911 Armorer’s Course

  1. Tim,
    Thanks for the continuing good work that you and Hilton put in. GREAT articles here, they are always thoughtful and well said. I’m sorry I missed you guys earlier in Bellevue, I”ll catch ya next time.

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